Born in Lubbock, Texas in 1945, Butch Hancock in a member of the country rock group called The Flatlanders, along with Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Hancock has written and recorded several landmark albums. After moving to the progressive country hotbed of Austin in the mid 70s, he started his Rainlight record label and released the West Texas Waltzes and Dust-Blown Tractor Tunes in 1978. In 1990, Hancock and more than two dozen musician friends staged a musical marathon event entitled No Two Alike and played six straight nights of live performances in Austin’s famed Cactus Café, recording 140 of his original songs without repeating a single song.
Hancock's albums include: The Wind's Dominion (1979), Diamond Hill (1980), Firewater (1981), 1981: A Spare Odyssey (1981), Own the Way Over Here (1993), Eats Away the Night (1995), No Two Alike (1996), You Coulda Walked Around the World (2000),War and Peace (2006)